DanvilleCrossing-L ArchivesArchiver > DanvilleCrossing > 2000-01 > 0949032345
From: "jan" <>
Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2000 23:05:45 -0500
More stuff cause Tim taught me to do it...<vbg> Looking for additions or
Ancestors of Mattie Belle Brake
Generation No. 1
1. Mattie Belle Brake, born April 27, 1875 in Stewart County, TN; died
April 13, 1964 in Houston Co., TN.; Hamm Cemetery. She was the daughter of
2. Rev. Henry Clark Brake and 3. Nancy A. Winters. She married (1) William
Cale Warfield September 27, 1890. He was the son of Smith Alexander
Warfield and Alda Wilda Warren.
Mattie and Cale married when they were little more than children themselves.
They married to care for Cale's brothers and sisters, who had been left
orphans. Mattie sent "Mac" to town one day to buy thread. He never
returned. As a small boy, probably not over eleven or twelve, he hopped a
train. He was not heard of again for many years, when he resurfaced in
California. He then kept in touch with Icie, Mattie and Cale's daughter,
until he died.
Married by W.E. Davis, Same date as Henry W. Brake and Margaret Griffey.
Children of Mattie Brake and William Warfield are:
i. Laura Alean Warfield, married J. C. Daniels August 31, 1931 in
ii. Lula Mae Warfield, married Carl Clark.
iii. Smith Warfield, died Bef 1900 in Carlisle Cemetery.
iv. Thomas Warfield, died in Hildreth Cem.; Stewart Co., TN; married (1)
Madie Chadwick; married (2) Ruth ?.
v. Gertrude Warfield, born February 11, 1891 in Stewart Co. TN; died
February 25, 1984 in Erin, TN; Humphreys Co. -family cem. Browning; married
(1) Dan Phillips; married (2) William Rudolph Browning; married (3) William
vi. Bert Allen Warfield, born February 21, 1894 in Stewart Co., TN; died
November 17, 1981 in Hamm Cem.; Erin Tn; married Eula Wyatt.
vii. Alda Warfield, born 1898 in Stewart Co. TN; married (1) Joe Boring;
married (2) Thomas Lagan.
viii. Henry Warfield, born 1902; died 1977 in Hamm Cem.; Erin Tn.
ix. Charlie Warfield, born April 28, 1904; died in Hamm Cem.; Erin Tn;
married Lola Chadwick.
x. Lonnie Warfield, born 1910; married Ruby Parrish.
xi. Icie Warfield, born January 04, 1913 in Stewart County, TN; died
February 05, 1985 in Stewart County, TN; Ham Cemetery; Stewart County, TN;
married (1) Mose Weber; married (2) James Alvin Greene February 12, 1928 in
Stewart County, TN.
xii. John Franklin Warfield, born March 24, 1919 in Stewart Co., TN; died
November 24, 1989 in Erin, Tennessee; Ham Cem.; married Mildred Flick.
Generation No. 2
2. Rev. Henry Clark Brake, born September 13, 1846 in Stewart Co. TN; died
July 04, 1929 in Hamm Cem.; Stewart Co., Tennessee. He was the son of 4.
Rev. Henry Clark Brake and 5. Nancy Fowler. He married 3. Nancy A. Winters
December 25, 1869 in Stewart Co. TN.
3. Nancy A. Winters, born December 10, 1852 in Stewart Co. TN; died
October 19, 1937 in Stewart Co. TN; Hamm Cemetery. She was the daughter of
6. Rev. George William Winters and 7. Ann K. Rushing.
Was a minister. Probably either son or brother of Thomas Brake who married
Mattie Brake in1868. He performed the wedding of Frank Brake in 1891.
Children of Rev. Brake and Nancy Winters are:
i. Henry W. Brake, born October 30, 1870 in Stewart Co. TN; died June 13,
1926 in Stewart Co. TN; Hamm Cem.; married Margaret Griffey September 27,
ii. Nancy Brake, born February 10, 1873 in Carlisle, Stewart Co. TN; died
1955 in Hamm Cem.; Erin Tn; married Robert Clements Selph February 10, 1897
in Stewart Co. TN.
1 iii. Mattie Belle Brake, born April 27, 1875 in Stewart County, TN; died
April 13, 1964 in Houston Co., TN.; Hamm Cemetery; married William Cale
Warfield September 27, 1890.
iv. Etta Lee Brake, born July 20, 1878 in Stewart Co. TN; died September
24, 1913 in Hamm Cem.; Erin Tn; married Gillus Hall 1897.
v. Cora Brake, born April 07, 1881 in Stewart Co. TN; died 1975 in Hamm
Cem.; Erin Tn; married (1) Frank Neece; married (2) Will Wheatley; married
(3) William Fewell October 12, 1898 in Houston Co. TN..
vi. Rosa C. Brake, born October 29, 1883 in Stewart Co. TN; died July 19,
1978 in Hamm Cem.; Erin Tn; married Edward H. Odom.
vii. Josephine Brake, born December 08, 1885 in Stewart Co. TN; died
January 12, 1918 in Hamm Cem.; Erin Tn; married John William Ham.
viii. Amanda J. Brake, born August 15, 1888 in Stewart Co. TN; died
January 09, 1923 in Hamm Cem.; Erin Tn; married John William Durham.
ix. Stella Brake, born October 04, 1891 in Stewart Co. TN; died in Nash
Cemetery on Elk Creek; married William Thomas Nash.
x. Laura Brake, born August 29, 1895 in Stewart Co. TN; died December 29,
1930 in Lowry Cemetery on Elk Creek; Stewart Co., TN; married John Henry
Generation No. 3
4. Rev. Henry Clark Brake, born Abt 1815 in Stewart Co. TN; died Aft 1880
in Tn. He was the son of 8. Joshua Brake and 9. Unknown. He married 5.
Nancy Fowler December 29, 1843 in Stewart Co. TN.
5. Nancy Fowler, born Abt 1828 in Tennessee; died Aft 1880 in Tennessee;
Hamm Cemetery, Stewart Co., TN. She was the daughter of 10. William ?
Fowler and 11. Nancy.
Children of Rev. Brake and Nancy Fowler are:
i. Jarman Brake, born 1845 in Stewart Co.,Tennessee; died Aft 1921 in
Tennessee; married Rebecca Harper July 01, 1874 in Stewart Co. TN.
2 ii. Rev. Henry Clark Brake, born September 13, 1846 in Stewart Co. TN;
died July 04, 1929 in Hamm Cem.; Stewart Co., Tennessee; married Nancy A.
Winters December 25, 1869 in Stewart Co. TN.
iii. Frances Brake, born 1850.
iv. Eudora Brake, born 1852 in Tennessee; married Thomas G. McRorie June
02, 1869 in Stewart Co. TN.
6. Rev. George William Winters, born March 07, 1831 in Robertson Co.,
Tennessee; died 1884 in Tennessee. He was the son of 12. Aaron H. Winters
and 13. Martha Head. He married 7. Ann K. Rushing March 07, 1849 in Stewart
7. Ann K. Rushing, born March 09, 1820 in North Carolina; died September
03, 1870 in Stewart Co. TN; Brake-Winters Cemetery. She was the daughter of
14. John P. Rushing and 15. Nancy ?.
Came to Benton County TN from Steward (Stewart?) Co. approximately 1880.
>From Linda Brake Rye:
Willie Beaver married Anny Rushing May 3, 1838 in Stewart Co., TN. George
married in less than two months after Ann died. After second wife's death,
April 18, 1873, he married third wife on May 13, 1873. He had two more
children by third wife, the last born in 1876. Third wife died sometime
after this (no record), and he married fourth wife fy 1879/80. He died in
In 1850 census, I find Sarah Beaver 13, Ky in Household 153 of John Rushing.
I find Hariet Beaver 16, in Household 137 of James Rushing. Can these be
children of Annie and Willie, given to family members of Annie after
Willie's death and prior to her marriage to George Winters??? However I
ALSO find Jessie Beavers age 35 in household 155 of Nancy Rushing. -jan
Children of Rev. Winters and Ann Rushing are:
i. Martha M. Winters, born 1850 in Stewart Co. TN; died 1892 in Stewart
Co. TN; married Thomas Alsey Brake July 24, 1868 in Stewart Co., TN.
3 ii. Nancy A. Winters, born December 10, 1852 in Stewart Co. TN; died
October 19, 1937 in Stewart Co. TN; Hamm Cemetery; married Rev. Henry Clark
Brake December 25, 1869 in Stewart Co. TN.
iii. John Wesley Winters, born 1853 in Stewart Co. TN; died 1914 in
Alsup/Barnes Cem. on Hurricane Ck.; Stewart Co., TN; married (1) Margaret
Hutcherson December 24, 1873 in Stewart Co. TN; married (2) Nancy Eliza D.
Elliott July 04, 1882 in Stewart Co. TN.
iv. George Robert Winters, born March 09, 1856 in Stewart Co. TN; died
October 1886 in Brake-Winters Cem.; Stewart Co. TN; married Clementine
v. James C. Winters, born 1858 in Stewart Co. TN; married Nancy Fowler
June 19, 1881 in Stewart Co. TN.
vi. William Aaron Winters, born 1860 in Stewart Co. TN; died 1925 in
Winters Cem.; Houston Co., TN; married Martha Ann Hendrix 1879.
Children of Rev. Winters and Nancy Powers are:
i. M. C. Winters, born 1874 in Stewart Co. TN.
ii. W. Thomas Winters, born 1876 in Stewart Co. TN; died 1892-1893 in
(unmarked) Carlisle Cem.; Stewart Co., TN; married Georgiana ?.
Child of Rev. Winters and Sarah Phillips is:
i. Marion Hamilton Winters, born Aft 1880.
Generation No. 4
8. Joshua Brake, born 1780-1790 in Edgecombe Co. ,North Carolina. He was
the son of 16. James Brake and 17. Phoebe Mooreland. He married 9. Unknown.
Lived in Stewart Co., TN 1835-last record.
Children of Joshua Brake and Unknown are:
i. Daniel Brake, born 1800-1810; died 1834 in Stewart Co. TN; married
ii. Isaah Brake, born 1800-1810.
iii. Unknown Brake, born 1810-1815.
iv. Unknown Brake, born 1810-1815.
v. Unknown Brake, born 1810-1815.
vi. Unknown Brake, born 1810-1815.
4 vii. Rev. Henry Clark Brake, born Abt 1815 in Stewart Co. TN; died Aft
1880 in Tn; married Nancy Fowler December 29, 1843 in Stewart Co. TN.
viii. Unknown Brake, born 1825-1830.
10. William ? Fowler, born 1800-1810; died 1840-1850 in Stewart Co. TN.
He married 11. Nancy.
11. Nancy, born 1804 in Virginia.
Possibly died between 1850-1860, or moved from Stewart Co., TN.
Father was possibly Enoch Fowler, b 1770-1780. In Stewart Co. in 1830,
living with wife b. 1770-1780.
Listed as Nancy Burcham on 1860 census of Stewart Co. James Burcham either
died by 1860 or they separated.
Children of William Fowler and Nancy are:
5 i. Nancy Fowler, born Abt 1828 in Tennessee; died Aft 1880 in Tennessee;
Hamm Cemetery, Stewart Co., TN; married Rev. Henry Clark Brake December 29,
1843 in Stewart Co. TN.
ii. Carroll C. Fowler, born January 11, 1827 in Tennessee; died in Fowler
Cem.; East Fork Leatherwood Creek, Stewart Co., TN; married Matilda F.
Winters January 19, 1859 in Stewart Co., TN.
iii. ? Fowler, born 1825-1830.
iv. Sarah A. Fowler, born 1830 in Tennessee; died 1914 in Barnes Cem.;
Stewart Co., TN; married John H. Chadwick May 01, 1852 in Stewart Co., TN.
v. George Fowler, born 1833; married Mary ?.
vi. Mary Fowler, born 1837-1838.
vii. Robert Fowler, born 1838-1839.
viii. ? Fowler, born 1835-1840.
ix. Zachery Taylor Fowler, born 1848 in Stewart Co., TN; died 1915 in
Bradley Cem.; Hurricane Creek, Stewart Co., TN; married Susan Barbee.
12. Aaron H. Winters, born 1808 in Robertson Co.; TN. He was the son of
24. Caleb Winters and 25. Sarah Harris. He married 13. Martha Head.
13. Martha Head, born 1809 in Robertson Co.; TN. She was the daughter of
26. Robert Head and 27. Martha Elder.
Between 1840 and 1850 Aaron moved his family to Stewart Co. where other
Winters relatives had already settled.
Of the 12 known children of Aaron and Martha Winters, two are known to
have direct descendants in Humphrey's Co., TN. Aaron B. (Dick) Winters,
born 1842 married Mary Frances Mosley and reared his family in Humphrey's
Co. Reverend George E. Winters descendents are the other.
***********See Linda Brake Rye's information. Further descendent
information available in this genealogy. Above given by descendent of
Aaron. Further information from Linda: 1830, 1840 Robertson Co. TN; 1860
Benton Co. TN; 1850 Stewart Co. TN. 1860 census, Benton Co.: Martha
Children of Aaron Winters and Martha Head are:
i. Matilda F. Winters, born 1828 in Robertson Co.; TN; died in Fowler
Cemetery; Stewart Co., TN.; married Carroll C. Fowler January 19, 1859 in
Stewart Co., TN.
ii. William Winters, born 1829 in Robertson Co.; TN; married Nancy Ann
Duncan August 07, 1848 in Stewart Co. TN.
iii. James Winters, born 1834 in Robertson Co.; TN; died May 01, 1863;
married Martha ?.
iv. Sarah Winters, born 1836 in Robertson Co.; TN.
v. Thomas Winters, born 1838 in Robertson Co.; TN; married Christiana ?.
vi. Milly Winters, born 1839 in Robertson Co.; TN; married W. P. Crate
Thompson May 03, 1858 in Stewart Co. TN.
vii. Martha E. Winters, born 1841; married S. J. Johnson February 15, 1865
in Stewart Co. TN.
viii. Aaron B. Winters, born January 08, 1842 in Robertson Co., Tennessee;
died in Houston Co. TN.; married (1) Harriet Baines August 31, 1866 in
Humphrey's Co. TN; married (2) Mary Frances Mosley 1877 in Stewart Co. TN.
ix. Elizabeth Winters, born 1845 in Stewart Co. TN.
x. Lucy Ann Winters, born 1849; married Samuel Pattingal August 24, 1871.
xi. Margaret Winters, born 1849 in Stewart Co. TN.
xii. Hamilton Winters, born 1851 in Stewart Co. TN.
6 xiii. Rev. George William Winters, born March 07, 1831 in Robertson Co.,
Tennessee; died 1884 in Tennessee; married (1) Ann K. Rushing March 07, 1849
in Stewart Co. TN; married (2) Mildred Ann Busby October 20, 1870 in Stewart
Co. TN; married (3) Nancy Anna Powers May 13, 1873 in Stewart Co. TN;
married (4) Sarah C. Phillips March 1880.
14. John P. Rushing, born Bef 1790; died Abt 1836. He was the son of 28.
Phillip Rushing and 29. Jemima ?. He married 15. Nancy ?.
15. Nancy ?, born Abt 1791 in North Carolina.
Found on 1850 and 1860 census, Stewart County.
Child of John Rushing and Nancy ? is:
7 i. Ann K. Rushing, born March 09, 1820 in North Carolina; died September
03, 1870 in Stewart Co. TN; Brake-Winters Cemetery; married (1) Willie
Beaver May 03, 1838 in Stewart County, TN; married (2) Rev. George William
Winters March 07, 1849 in Stewart Co. TN.
Generation No. 5
16. James Brake, born Abt 1766 in Edgecombe Co.; North Carolina; died
1850-1860 in Stewart County, Tennessee. He was the son of 32. Jacob Brake
and 33. Unknown. He married 17. Phoebe Mooreland.
17. Phoebe Mooreland, born Bef 1775 in NC; died Bef 1850 in Stewart Co.
TN. She was the daughter of 34. Joseph Mooreland.
Linda Brake Rye: If married more than once, Phoebe is the second wife. Came
to Stewart Co., TN by 1807-Minute Docket Book. Probably moved with Benjamin
Brake's widow and her family.
Listed as mulatto on census...at this time this could mean anything not of
white blood line completely. Linda Brake Rye has found evidence that the
Moorelands were actually Cherokee.
Children of James Brake and Phoebe Mooreland are:
8 i. Joshua Brake, born 1780-1790 in Edgecombe Co. ,North Carolina; married
ii. William M. Brake, born October 31, 1791 in Edgecombe Co., North
Carolina; died February 03, 1851 in Lacleda Co., MO; married Mary Robinson.
iii. Unknown Brake, born 1804-1810 in Stewart Co. TN.
iv. Unknown Brake, born 1804-1810 in Stewart Co. TN.
v. Amos Brake, born Abt 1807 in Stewart Co.; Tennessee; died Aft 1857;
married (1) Unknown Bef 1825; married (2) Piety Bef 1839; married (3)
Catherine Muschewhite September 23, 1857 in Paducah, Kentucky.
vi. Unknown Brake, born 1810-1820.
vii. Unknown Brake, born 1810-1820.
viii. James Brake, born 1815 in Stewart Co. TN; died April 26, 1869 in
Madison Co., MO; married Martha Burcham.
ix. Randal Brake, born 1823 in Stewart Co. TN; died 1852 in Stewart Co.
TN; married Catherine Brake January 01, 1846 in Stewart Co. TN.
x. Elizabeth Brake, born March 02, 1824 in Stewart Co. TN; died January
10, 1900 in Saline Co., IL; Cemetery at Brushy, IL; married William Gogue
May 03, 1849 in Stewart Co. TN.
24. Caleb Winters, born 1760 in VA/NC; died February 1843 in Head's Church
Cemetery; Robertson Co.; TN. He was the son of 48. Moses Winters and 49.
Elizabeth Head. He married 25. Sarah Harris Abt 1784.
25. Sarah Harris, died 1826.
Oldest of 11 children by Moses Winters. Had 14 children by Sarah Harris and
7 by Mary Duncan. Fathered 4 children after age 75. Left estate valued at
over $2000 in 1843.
According to Goodspeed's History, 1886, Caleb was a great hunter. Also
recorded to have delivered sermons at the Miller's Creek Free Will Baptist
Church. A long line of Winters descendents were to become ministers.
In 1970, 300 members of Winters family gathered to dedicate a monument
and memorial to Caleb and Moses Winters.
Freewill Baptist minister, Miller's Creek Church, others, 1798.
"Caleb lived in a cave first year in Tennessee". Goodspeeds History of
Tennessee; Robertson Co. 1886.
Court records, Robertson Co. TN, 1810: Caleb Winters at liberty to build a
mill on Caleb's Creek, a small distance below his house and below the ford
of the creek (north of present Coopertown, TN).
>From Goodspeeds: . About 1781 Caleb Winters settled on the farm now owned by
Hon. G. A. Washington. It is said that he, like Kilgore, subsisted entirely
upon meat during the first season.
Sarah's father is possibly James Harris who was killed January 18, 1793 with
Major Evan Shelby on a salt boat on Cumberland River- or possibly a brother.
Children of Caleb Winters and Mary Duncan are:
i. Moses Whitwell Winters, born December 23, 1827 in Robertson Co.; TN;
died December 11, 1907 in Robertson Co.; TN; married (1) Harriet B. Farmer
1845; married (2) Margaret J. Dickerson March 16, 1862; married (3)
Elizabeth Cochran March 01, 1877; married (4) Mariah Novella York December
ii. Rebecca A. Winters, born December 11, 1830 in Robertson Co.; TN; died
March 11, 1861; married Robertson Murphey March 25, 1847.
iii. Martha Marie Winters, born 1830-1832 in Robertson Co.; TN; died 1888
in Williamson Co., IL; married John Gardner White 1848.
iv. Zachariah Willis Winters, born July 08, 1834 in Robertson Co.; TN;
died 1887; married Mary Virginia Whitehead November 25, 1855.
v. Joshua W. Winters, born January 1836 in Robertson Co.; TN; died 1890;
married Elizabeth Catherine Chandler March 10, 1858.
vi. George Washington Winters, born 1837 in Robertson Co.; TN; died March
10, 1918 in Hopkins Co., KY; married Susan Connelly March 10, 1858.
vii. Emily Winters, born 1841 in Robertson Co.; TN; died 1857.
Children of Caleb Winters and Sarah Harris are:
i. Isaiah ? Winters.
ii. John ? Winters.
iii. Lewis? Winters.
iv. Unknown Winters.
v. Isaac Winters, born August 04, 1786 in North Carolina; died January 24,
1860 in Robertson Co.; TN; Winters Cemetery, Sandy Springs Road; married
Sarah Ayers 1818.
vi. Sarah "Sally" Winters, born 1788 in Robertson Co.; TN; died 1874 in
Robertson Co.; TN; married (1) William Elliot; married (2) Hiram Head 1818
in Montgomery Co., TN.
vii. Caleb Winters, born 1793 in Robertson Co.; TN in 1796/NC; died Aft
1860 in Marshall Co.; KY; married (1) Sarah James Abt 1814 in Robertson Co.
Tn; married (2) Elizabeth Higgins November 27, 1851.
viii. Josiah Winters, born 1795 in Robertson Co.; TN; died 1864 in
Robertson Co.; TN; married (1) Cassandra Green; married (2) Elizabeth ?.
ix. Elizabeth Winters, born July 30, 1800 in Robertson Co.; TN; died
August 02, 1856 in Robertson Co.; TN; married George Head.
x. Catherine Winters, born 1802 in Robertson Co.; TN; died in Robertson
Co.; TN; married James Nichols.
xi. Nathan A. Winters, born 1804 in Robertson Co.; TN; died in Marshall
Co.; KY; married Mahalia ?.
12 xii. Aaron H. Winters, born 1808 in Robertson Co.; TN; married Martha
xiii. Lucy Ann Winters, born 1810 in Robertson Co.; TN; died Abt 1845 in
Benton County, TN; married Baranbas Gross.
xiv. Rebecca Winters, married Robertson Murphey.
26. Robert Head, born November 20, 1757 in Orange Co., VA; died December
25, 1838 in Robertson Co.; TN. He was the son of 52. George Head and 53.
Elizabeth Dearing. He married 27. Martha Elder Abt 1785 in Surry Co., NC.
27. Martha Elder, born 1760-1768 in Virginia; died February 20, 1852 in
Robertson Co.; TN.
Revolutionary War Pension Application; May and August 1835; File No. R-4815.
Pvt. NC Army. DAR No. 317055.
Robertson Co., TN Will Book 15 page 446 - settlement of estate, January
1854. Settled in Robertson Co. TN ca 1816.
Also from Bill Perry (): Robert was living in Surry Co.,
NC when he volunteered for three tours of duty in the Revolutionary War
(1778 or 1779-1782).
After the war, Robert and Martha moved around to parts of North and South
Carolina before settling in Robertson Co. (Springfield/Cooperstown), TN.
Came to Robertson Co., TN about 1814 from NC. Had lived in SC also.
Children of Robert Head and Martha Elder are:
i. Unknown Head.
ii. William Head, born January 23, 1786; died 1820 in Robertson Co.; TN;
married Frances ?.
iii. Frances Head, born November 08, 1788; died Aft 1854.
iv. Elizabeth Head, born April 23, 1792; died Bef 1854.
v. Milly Head, born November 23, 1796; died Bef 1854; married John
vi. Hiram Head, born February 08, 1799; died 1866 in Robertson Co.; TN;
married Sarah Winters Elliott.
vii. John Head, born July 24, 1802; died January 03, 1804.
viii. Hugh R. Head, born March 28, 1804 in NC; died June 13, 1866 in
Robertson Co.; TN; married Nancy Murphy Watson July 11, 1832 in Robertson
ix. Sarah Head, born May 03, 1807 in NC; died Aft 1854 in Tennessee;
married Sims Ellis.
13 x. Martha Head, born 1809 in Robertson Co.; TN; married Aaron H.
xi. Jane Head, born January 03, 1812; died Bef 1820.
xii. Hiram Head, born February 08, 1789 in North Carolina; died 1866 in
Robertson Co.; TN; married Sarah "Sally" Winters 1818 in Montgomery Co., TN.
xiii. George Head, born March 14, 1794 in South Carolina; died October 27,
1868 in Gauze, Robertson Co.; TN; Head Cemetery; married Elizabeth Winters.
28. Phillip Rushing, born Abt 1765; died 1814 in Stewart County, TN. He
was the son of 56. Phillip R. Rushing and 57. Hannah ?. He married 29.
29. Jemima ?.
Appears on 1790 and 1800 census in Anson Co., NC. Website illinois.htm at
By comparing the three Philip/Phillip Rushings in Anson County from 1790 to
1820, especially be comparing their ages and the ages of their children, it
seems most likely that the Philip Rushing Jr. in the census in 1790 must
have been the Phillip to purchase land in Stewart Co., Tn. in 1812. Census
data, Anson County, 1800:5201-101. This shows two sons born before 1790 and
five more (including Reuben and Larkin) born before 1800. This Phillip was
in Stewart County in 1808 when he lived on Guices Creek and served in
Captain Wardens co. of the militia.
In 1814 Isaac Lanier and later John Bailey were administrators of the
estate. An inventory for the estate was returned may 2, 1814. In 1816, the
court appointed Elijah Lowry as guardian of the orphan children of Phillip
Rushing, naming Reuben, Larkin, Betsy, Anna, and Jemima. Elijah Rushing and
Lewis Brewer were securities to the guardianship. In February 1818 40 acres
of Phillip's estate were conveyed to Mark Cooper.
Children of Phillip Rushing and Jemima ? are:
14 i. John P. Rushing, born Bef 1790; died Abt 1836; married Nancy ?.
ii. William Rushing.
iii. Mark Rushing.
iv. Unknown Rushing.
v. Reuben Rushing.
vi. Larkin Rushing.
vii. Betsy Rushing.
viii. Anna Rushing.
ix. Jemima Rushing.
Generation No. 6
32. Jacob Brake, born Abt 1720; died 1796 in Edgecombe Co. NC; Brake
Cemetery; Rocky Mount, NC; Cokey Road. He married 33. Unknown.
Settled in Rocky Mount, NC 1742. In Nansemond Co., VA 1743 and 1749,
purchased land. Was in Edgecombe Co, NC by 1762. Brake Cemetery on land
that was part of original tract of land owned by Jacob. Large tree marks
his grave. Information from Linda Rye Brake.
Norman Brake said my date of birth as abt 1728 needed to be 1720, that Jacob
owned land in 1743, so had to have been over 21.
Children of Jacob Brake and Unknown are:
i. Benjamin Brake, born Abt 1750 in Edgecombe Co., North Carolina; died
1794 in Edgecombe Co., North Carolina; Halifax District; married Priscilla.
ii. Jacob Brake, born Abt 1752; died 1830 in Edgecombe Co., North
Carolina; Brake Cemetery; married (1) Patience ?; married (2) Absala
Stallings; married (3) Morning ?.
iii. William Brake, born 1756 in North Carolina; died Aft 1820 in Hancock
Co., GA; married Sarah Lane.
iv. Nathan Brake, born Abt 1758; died Bef 1829 in NC; married Barsheba
16 v. James Brake, born Abt 1766 in Edgecombe Co.; North Carolina; died
1850-1860 in Stewart County, Tennessee; married Phoebe Mooreland.
vi. Unknown Brake, born 1774-1780.
vii. Unknown Brake, born 1774-1780.
viii. Unknown Brake, born 1774-1780.
ix. ? (Sherwood) Brake, born Abt 1781.
34. Joseph Mooreland, born in Virginia; died 1789 in Lincoln Co.; NC.
Lived in Dinwiddie County, VA in 1785.
Children of Joseph Mooreland are:
17 i. Phoebe Mooreland, born Bef 1775 in NC; died Bef 1850 in Stewart Co.
TN; married James Brake.
ii. Nancy Mooreland.
iii. Isaac Mooreland.
iv. Turner Mooreland.
48. Moses Winters, born in Virginia; died 1798 in Buried on grounds of
Wessyngton; Robertson Co. TN. He married 49. Elizabeth Head Bef 1759.
49. Elizabeth Head, died 1815 in Buried on grounds of Wessyngton;
Robertson Co. TN.
Moses Winters who came from SC to the Holston Settlement in East TN where he
joined with James Robertson to travel overland to Middle TN, and arrived
there Dec 15, 1779. His wife, Elizabeth (Head) Winters and their seven
daughters followed in the famous John Donelson's Flotilla down the Tennessee
River, and arrived in April of 1780. Moses Winters died in Robertson County
>From Humphrey's Co. History; Vol. II, 1983:
Moses and son Caleb traveled with James Robertson's group to the present
site of Nashville, arriving Dec. 24, 1779. His wife, Elizabeth Head
Winters, and their seven daughters traveled by water with Col. John
Donelson's group arriving April 12, 1780. (Recorded in John Cotton's Journal
and Donelson's Journal). Moses and Caleb were among the signers of a
Petition presented by James Robertson to the NC Assembly April 29, 1782
asking for protection from NC to residents of the new territory. For his
military service, 640 acres was granted to Moses Winters by NC. This land
on Sulphur Fork Creek in Robertson Co. TN was later sold to the George A.
Washington family and became part of historic Wessyngton, built in 1819. On
Aug. 27, 1791 the Red River Baptist Church received into membership "Brother
Moses and Sister Eliza Winters." Moses had a well-established Inn on
Sulphur Fork Creek by July 28, 1796 when Rev. Green Hill recorded a visit to
Mr. Winters' in his journal. Moses died in 1798 and his wife died in 1815.
Both are buried in unmarked graves on the grounds of Wessyngton; Robertson
Private, Col. William Christian's Co., Revolutionary War; from NC.
Settled on Sulphur Fork of Red River; Robertson Co., TN.
All information shared by Linda Brake Rye, Waverly, TN. Her sources:
Winters Family History, Ralph Winters, 1965; Head Cemetery Records; Court
Records, Robertson Co. Tn., Haywood's "Civil and Political History of
Tennessee, 1891, p. 218; Our Head/Holmes Family, 1986 Jean Dennison; The
Tennessean, Sunday, November 18, 1979, Sections 1-B, 3-B; Summers History of
S.W. VA, page 236.
Moses Winters came from Wythe Co., Va. in 1775 to Carter's Valley. Group
was pushed back by Indians near Sinking Creek Baptisit Church in upper east
TN. He was at the signing of the Treaty at Long Island Flats on Holston
River, July 1777. He was with Eaton at his station 7 miles east of Fort
Patrick Henry, upper east TN. He and son Caleb went with Captain James
Robertson from east Tennessee overland to north bank of Cumberland River
(Present Nashville), arriving December 24, 1779. Col. John Donelson took a
group of women and children by flatboat on the Tennessee River, leaving
December 22, 1779,, arriving April 24, 1780.
Land Grant No. 183, July 10, 1788 from state of NC offered 640 acres on
Caleb's Creek (named Forson) and Sulphur Fork of Red River in return for
August 27, 1791; Moses and Eliza Winters were accepted for membership in the
"Baptist Church of Christ" near mouth of Sulphur Fork of Red River.
Will was written July 1, 1798 and probated in October 1798. At death he
owned 440 acres of land.
He ran an "ordinary" (tavern/inn)- Bond $200 tavern license, January 1797
court; Robertson Co., TN.
>From Bill Perry (): Mose and Caleb winters helped est.
Cumberland River Settlements, later becoming Nashville in 1779-80. Both
appear on 1787 tax rolls for Davidson Co. and in 1770-90 census of
Cumberland Settlements. Moses received Land Grant No. 138 in 1782 from
North Carolina for 640 acres "on the waters of Caleb's Creek" (named after
his son Caleb, who helped defend the Cumberland Settlements from early
Indian attacks. Moses' wife Elizabeth and their seven daughters traveled by
flotilla (in a flotilla of 30 such boats) from southeastern Va. (Fort
Patrick Henry) down the Tn. River, up the Ohio River, and Cumberland River
in 1779-80 to get to the (Nashville) settlements to join Moses and Caleb.
The leader of the flotilla was Col. John Donelson, whose daughter Rachel was
later to become Mrs. Andrew Jackson. It was a perilous trip with many
hardships (winter, Indian attacks, smallpox outbreaks, and boat sinkings).
The trip down the Tenn. River alone was about 700 water miles, though places
too shallow for boats to pass safely. Moses and Elizabeth are both buried
on an estate (Wessyngton) begun from land sold by Mose's son on Feb. 9, 1802
to a Joseph Washington who was a descendent of John Washington, the
great-grandfather of President George Washington.
Sent: Wednesday, September 01, 1999 1:55 PM
Subject: [TNSTEWAR] Elizabeth Crane Head Winters
> The info. that Eliz. Head Winters was 1st married to Crane came primarily
> from Ralph Winters' Historical Sketches of the Winters Family .... I
> one DAR record also lists her as Eliz. Crane. A letter by Caleb Winters'
> son, Moses, mentions "2 old uncles John & Lewis Crane". John & Lewis
> to be Eliz.'s children by her 1st marr. They are found in early Robertson
> records, & Lewis was the bondsman when Moses' dau., the 2nd Eliz. "Betsy"
> married Benjamin Wood.
Children of Moses Winters and Elizabeth Head are:
24 i. Caleb Winters, born 1760 in VA/NC; died February 1843 in Head's
Church Cemetery; Robertson Co.; TN; married (1) Mary Duncan; married (2)
Sarah Harris Abt 1784.
ii. Elizabeth Winters, born 1763-1764; died Bef 1798; married ? Nicks.
iii. Sarah Winters, born 1765-1766; married ? Nicks.
iv. Phoebe Winters, born 1767-1768; married ? McNeily.
v. Mary Winters, born 1769-1770; married ? Smothers.
vi. Nancy Winters, born 1772-1773; married ? Cocks.
vii. Catherine Winters, born 1774-1775; married ? Cocks.
viii. Amy Winters, born 1776-1777.
ix. Aaron Winters, born 1782.
x. Elizabeth (Betsy) Winters, born 1780; married Benjamin Woods April 15,
1795 in Sumner County, TN.
xi. Moses Winters, born 1782.
52. George Head, born 1723 in VA. He married 53. Elizabeth Dearing.
53. Elizabeth Dearing, born 1722 in VA. She was the daughter of 106.
Robert Dearing and 107. Elizabeth ?.
Dates on George and Elizabeth coming from Debbie Champion
Children of George Head and Elizabeth Dearing are:
26 i. Robert Head, born November 20, 1757 in Orange Co., VA; died December
25, 1838 in Robertson Co.; TN; married Martha Elder Abt 1785 in Surry Co.,
ii. William Head, born 1740 in VA; died 1836 in Surry Co., NC.
56. Phillip R. Rushing, born Abt 1745; died Aft 1840 in Perry Co.,
Tennessee. He was the son of 112. William Rushing and 113. Sarah Sally. He
married 57. Hannah ?.
57. Hannah ?.
Information found at funnelweb.utcc.utk.edu:
2nd date of birth given as 1756. Census: 1790, Anson Co., NC; 1820, Perry
Two major myths about this Phillip Rushing create difficulties for Rushing
family researchers. #1 Burrell (17098-1867) was the son of Phillip. This
is based by looking at one daturm point-that there was a veteran or
pensioneer named Phillip Rushing in the household of Burrell in 1840 in
Perry Co., TN-and ignoring a great deal of other information, including
Phillip's age in the same census. In general, because of the close
associations between the families of Burrell and Isaac, they must have been
brothers, but census data will not support both to be sons of Phillip.
Myth 2: The Revolutionary War veteran Phillip was the son of the Abraham
Rushing who died in 1805 in Anson Co., NC> Phillip could have been slightly
older than the Abraham who died in 1805 as Phillip needed to have been born
circa 1745 to be the father of the Phillip Rushing Jr. in the 1790 census.
Without having to be father of the Revolutionary War veteran Phillip,
Abraham needs only to have been born about 1750. The myth of Phillip has
pushed the estimated ages of Abraham Rushing ans some of Abraham's children
back in time unnnecessarily. For example, I have seen 1750 given as a
possible date for Abraham's daughter Elizabeth Morgan. No one seems to know
her husbands name. Anson Co. census data, North Carolina, and Henderson,
Perry, and Decatur Counties, Tn othewise indicate that she was the wife of
William Morgan born 1873/74 and that her own children were born 1795-1913.
Elizabeth probably was two or three years older than her husband.
Some descendants of Abraham are needlessly looking for an earlier marriage
for him as his wife Mariah Meador would have been to young to be the mother
of children born as early as 1750 as the wrong dates suggest. The
acceptance of this myth seems odd to me because Phillip's pension claim
names Rishcard as his brother and Richard is not a name of one of Abraham's
children. The Phillip who appears as Philip I in 1800, the younger Phillip
in 1810, and Phillep J. in 1820 seems a more likely choice as son of
Abraham. Unfortunately, these myths are contained in an accepted
application to join the D.A.R. and the D.A.R. itself seems to be
distributing the misinformation. In his pension claim in 1834, Philip
Rushing states he had been in Tn. for 18 yrs. A military marker has been
erected for Phillip Rushing at Rushing Grove Cemetery in Decatur Co. The
dates on the marker are 1756-1838. This location probably is incorrect.
Phillip seems still to have been alive at the time of the 1840 census and is
listed in the household of Burrell Rushing, who is living south of Rushing
Creek near the Bath Springs area surrounded by various Brashers. It is
probable that this is Phillip's property and not Burrells (Burrell did not
buy land on Turkey Creek near Rushing Grove until the 1840's, though
descendants claim this was the land Burrell settled in about 1820.
Burrell's property adjoined Richard's property to the east. A more likely
place for Phillip to be buried then would be in an old cemetery in the
Rushing Creak area or in the Brasher Cemetery. For the sake of argument, a
case could be made that Phillip and Richard are buried at Campground Cem.
There is no evidence to suggest that Rushing Grove Cem. is older than the
mid 1850s when Henry Harrington may have been buried there. The birth date
used on the military marker at Rushing Grove Cem. is 1756. This is based on
an age of 78 sworn to by witnessess in Phillip's pension claim in 1834.
However in the pension claim Phillip himself admits that his memory is
failing. And whild Phillip mentions that there is proof of his age in a
family bible in the possession of his brother Richard, court records never
indicate that the Bible was produced in court. In the census in Anson Co.
in 1800 Phillip already is listed as 45 and over. He probably was born
nearer 1745 as in 1790 Phillip Jr. is already listed as the head of a family
and seems to have 2 children. The Phillip in the 1840 census with Burrell
is age 78 (born circa 1762). Either this is a different Phillip or Burrell
has no idea of Phillip's correct age. The death year 1838 on the military
marker seems to have been taken from Phillip's pension paper and may come
from anote from the Treasurey indicating that Phillip's pension had been
paid throught that date. There is such a note in the pension papers for
Richard Rushing with the sam closing date.
Phillip Rushing received Land Grant no. 8510 dated July 23, 1774 and issued
by Josiah Martin, Royal Governor of the Colony of NC. It was for 400 acres
in Anson Co. on the southwest side of Pee Dee on Great Brown's Creek,
joining a bottom by the creek near the muddy spring branch.
Following is text of Phillip's pension application. No. was S21458:
Perry Co., July Term 1834- On this 21st day of July 1834 personally appeared
before the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions for the County of Perry
Philip Rushing a sresident of Rushing's Creek in Perry Co., State of
Tennessee, aged 78 years, who being first sworn according to law doth make
on his oath the following declaration in order to obtain the benefit of act
of Congress passed June the 7th 1832 that he entered service of the United
States under the following named officers and served as herein after stated.
This declarent entered the service of the U.S. under Captain John Jacksson
be declarent being the Ensign of said company in Anson County in the State
of North Carolina, from thence marched to Gilbert Town NC, from thense to
Pleasant Garden at thehead of the Catawber, from thense into the Indian
Nation on the Hiwassee River, from thence to the Balley Towns where some of
our men were out gowling and Indians came upon them and killed three of
them, one of whose names was Turner he believes, from thence was marched
home by way of Pleasant garden, declared served his tour the term of three
months as Ensign, he declarent thinks his tour was performed in the latter
end of the year 1776, but owing to old age he cannot recollect precisely his
Major's name was Davidson, Col. David Lovbe (or Lane) his Col and general
Rutherford was his general. This declaren again volunteered under Captain
Stephen Jackson in the year 17777, and was employed on teh frontiers
guarding the property of whigas and their lives from ruthless hands of the
Torys and British. He served this year seven months as a volunteer guarding
the frontiers, again in the year 1778 he bolunteered under the same Captain
and was employed on the same service taht is raging along the frontiers, in
these several last tours he does not recollect particularly owing to old age
and the consequent loss of memory the events of this period of his services
as he did not charge his memory with minor events but in factt he nearly
always was out in the service of his country from the year 1776 up to the
time wheich was 1780. The declarent in the year 1781 entered the service
uncer Capt. Bogan, Col Wade his Colonel, declarent was marched from Anson
Co. to Cape Fear where he was attached to Col. Smith's Regiment and to Capt.
Smtih's Co., hsi declarents own Capt. and Col. having left the army. This
tour we had an engagement with the Tories on Cape Fear not far from
Wilmington and defeated them after which we marched up and attached the
British in a large brick house some time not long after this we heard that
Cornwallis was defeated at Little York and went home. This declarent states
that on this Tour he served two months. He has no documentary evidence by
which he can prove his service nor does he know of any person except Richard
Rushing by whom he can prove the same, he hereby relinquishes any claim
whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and declares that his
name is not on the pension roll of the agency of any state sworn to and
subscribed the day and year above written. Signed Phillip (x) Rushing.
Sworn statements of William Woolverton, a clergy man resideing in Perry Co.,
and W.R. Doherty, residing in Perry Co., stating that Rushing is 78 years of
age and he is reputed and believed in the neighborhood where he resides to
have been a revolutionary soldier. Signed 21 July 1834.
Children of Phillip Rushing and Hannah ? are:
28 i. Phillip Rushing, born Abt 1765; died 1814 in Stewart County, TN;
married Jemima ?.
ii. Hardy Rushing.
iii. Hannah Rushing.
iv. Elijah Rushing.
v. Millie Rushing.
Generation No. 7
106. Robert Dearing. He married 107. Elizabeth ?.
107. Elizabeth ?.
Information on Dearings comes from Ann Lee Willson .
Child of Robert Dearing and Elizabeth ? is:
53 i. Elizabeth Dearing, born 1722 in VA; married George Head.
112. William Rushing, born 1709 in possibly Germany or Holland. He was
the son of 224. Matthew Rushing and 225. Elizabeth ?. He married 113. Sarah
113. Sarah Sally.
Lived on Brown's Creek near Black Jack Branch, near present community of
White Store in Anson County. May have been the one who received land grant
No. 6531 dated April 19, 1763 for 150 acres on both sides of Deep Creek,
including his own improvement. He is mentioned in land grant No. 3092 dated
April 18, 1771to Josiah Hendon Jr. for 200 acres in Anson Co. on Black Jack
Branch of Brown's Creek, joining William Rushing.
Sons wrote letter to Va. Colony to governor wanting to disassociate from
England. They then left home when governor had sent Tories and Redcoats
looking for them. Sons went to Downing Creek and got in battle with Tories
and Redcoats where William fatally wounded, William buried in spot "known
only to God".
Richard and Phillip then went to Tennessee.
Children of William Rushing and Sarah Sally are:
56 i. Phillip R. Rushing, born Abt 1745; died Aft 1840 in Perry Co.,
Tennessee; married Hannah ?.
ii. Richard Rushing, born 1749 in Virginia; died November 11, 1841 in
Campground Cem., Decatur Co., TN; married ? Bef 1780.
iii. William Rushing.
Generation No. 8
224. Matthew Rushing, born 1684 in Germany; died Bef 1730 in Anson Co.,
NC. He married 225. Elizabeth ?.
225. Elizabeth ?, born in Germany; died Abt 1745 in Anson Co. NC.
Following supplied by Charles C. Rushing and appears in the "Rushing Past"
newsletter, II March 1980. "Let's start with the Isle of Wight Co, Va.
Early Eighteenth Century Palatine Emigration by Knittle (on P. 252) states
that on the second sailing from Holland to England then to Va. there was
listed May 23, 1709 Mathys Riesin (German for Rushing) and Vrow (wife) and
three children. Then on page 262 tMattys Russin...they were of Protestant
faith and could not worship as Protestants in Germany. In "Seventeenth
Century Isle of Wight Co. Virginia" by John Bennet Boddie, it states that
sold 150 acres to Wm Bridger in 1714. The Russians (Rushings) were living
in an area overrun by Louis XIV of France and had escaped to Holland. There
they were helped by Queen Anne of England who promised to take them to
Virginia to settle there. In "Lost Virginia Records" by Louis Des Cognets
on page 88, Mathew Rushin applied for 475 acres with a partner Edward
Goodson. russin sold his (or a part) to Wm. Bridger as states above. This
deed was dated 10 April 1707 (a little variation in the dates from the
Palatine Migration book). Mathys Rushin had to live on it for a period to
get title, on 16 June 1714 he received Patent." But this is only one theory
about Rushing family origins. I am presenting it because it is a theory
which at least presents documentary evidence. There is evidence for a James
Rushing in New Kent Co, VA, in 1667, and for a Mathew Rushing in Charles
City Co., VA., before 1670. The Rushings in Anson Co., NC, seem to be very
closely related, but working out the relationships between them is extremely
difficult, particularly because there are so many William Rushings. I
propose the forllowing hypothesis. The Anson Co. Rushings seem to be
descended from two near contemporary William Rushings (A contemporary John
Rushing lived near Thompson's Creek in the Chesterfield District of South
Carolina). To attempt to clarify the relationships I plotted probable
locations of Rushing land grants and deeds. When this is done the Rushings
fall into tow subgroups. One group lived on Browns Creek near the present
community of White Store, near Black Jack Creak. This goup is associated
with the elder and younger Joseph whites in land grant and deed records.
This group includes two Williams, Richard, Phillip, Solomon and a John. The
other group is found 5-10 mi. father south on Thompson's Creek on the
headwaters of Browns Creek and on Little Browns CReek. This group includes
two or more Williams, two or more Johns, a Mathew, Robert Noah and Abraham.
They are associated in land grant and deed records with Benjamin Jackson and
John Jackson. The breakdown ins not exactly this simple, however, and some
adjustments have to be made. Except for living near the southern Rushing
group Abraham is most closely tied to Richard, Solomon and others in the
The widow Elizabeth Rushing is said to have married either Edwin or
Edward Goodson as her second husband, and to have died 1743-1747 leaving
property to Goodson.
Child of Matthew Rushing and Elizabeth ? is:
112 i. William Rushing, born 1709 in possibly Germany or Holland; married
Future Resident, artist, scribe-in-residence, general troublemaker of the
Old Genealogists Home, best kept secret in America